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Methode Electronics (MEI) Earns Media Impact Rating of -0.04

News headlines about Methode Electronics (NYSE:MEI) have trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Methode Electronics earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 65 out of 100, meaning that... 
 

Paramount Group, Inc. (PGRE) Earns Sell Rating from Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated their sell rating on shares of Paramount Group, Inc. (NYSE:PGRE) in a report released on Thursday morning, StockTargetPrices.com reports. Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Paramount Group from an equal weight rating to an underweight rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $17.50 to $15.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Paramount Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday,... 
 

Regency Centers Corporation (REG) Downgraded by BidaskClub

BidaskClub lowered shares of Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Thursday morning. REG has been the topic of several other reports. Jefferies Group LLC upgraded shares of Regency Centers Corporation from a hold rating to a buy rating and upped their target price for the company from $72.00 to $74.00 in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Citigroup Inc. restated a neutral rating and set a $72.00 target price on shares of Regency Centers Corporation in a research report... 
 

Royal Bank Of Canada Cuts Semgroup Corporation (SEMG) Price Target to $33.00

Semgroup Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) had its target price decreased by Royal Bank Of Canada from $41.00 to $33.00 in a report issued on Thursday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. Royal Bank Of Canada currently has an outperform rating on the pipeline company’s stock. Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on SEMG. Barclays PLC raised Semgroup Corporation from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating and set a $36.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. BidaskClub raised Semgroup... 
 

Summit Global Investments Has $326,000 Stake in Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP)

Summit Global Investments held its stake in shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 12,600 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Summit Global Investments’ holdings in Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania were worth $326,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in UVSP. SG Americas Securities... 
 

Semgroup Corporation (SEMG) PT Lowered to $32.00 at Morgan Stanley

Semgroup Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) had its price objective lowered by Morgan Stanley from $39.00 to $32.00 in a research report report published on Wednesday morning, StockTargetPrices.com reports. Morgan Stanley currently has an equal weight rating on the pipeline company’s stock. Other analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $42.00 price objective on shares of Semgroup Corporation in a research report on Monday, April 10th. Barclays PLC reiterated an equal weight... 
 

Point72 Asset Management L.P. Purchases Shares of 2,331,030 Halcon Resources Corporation (HK)

Point72 Asset Management L.P. acquired a new position in Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 2,331,030 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,949,000. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Citadel Advisors LLC increased its position in Halcon Resources Corporation by 7,058.2% in... 
 

LSI Industries Inc. (LYTS) Position Maintained by RBF Capital LLC

RBF Capital LLC continued to hold its stake in LSI Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:LYTS) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 44,231 shares of the construction company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. RBF Capital LLC’s holdings in LSI Industries were worth $446,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. UBS Group AG boosted its stake in LSI Industries by 5.6% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 16,670... 
 

AGT Food and Ingredients Inc (AGT) To Go Ex-Dividend on June 28th

AGT Food and Ingredients Inc (TSE:AGT) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, June 28th, TickerTech reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 11th will be given a dividend of 0.15 per share on Tuesday, July 11th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.58%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 28th. AGT Food and Ingredients (AGT) traded down 0.22% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $23.20. 26,736 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s market capitalization is $562.28 million.... 
 

Flowserve Corporation (FLS) Downgraded by BidaskClub to “Sell”

BidaskClub lowered shares of Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday. Several other brokerages have also recently commented on FLS. Stifel Nicolaus restated a buy rating and set a $55.00 price objective (up from $53.00) on shares of Flowserve Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on shares of Flowserve Corporation from $53.00 to $56.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, May... 
 

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) Rating Increased to Buy at BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Wednesday morning. A number of other equities analysts have also commented on HST. JMP Securities reaffirmed a market perform rating on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Friday, April 7th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) raised Host Hotels & Resorts from a sell rating to a neutral rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $16.00 to $17.00 in a research note on Monday, April 10th.... 
 

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (SLCA) Stake Boosted by Macquarie Group Ltd.

Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its position in shares of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) by 48.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 774,520 shares of the mining company’s stock after buying an additional 254,029 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in U.S. Silica Holdings were worth $37,169,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and... 
 

ConocoPhillips (COP) Earns Neutral Rating from Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated their neutral rating on shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. They currently have a $52.00 target price on the energy producer’s stock. Several other analysts also recently commented on COP. Instinet reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of ConocoPhillips in a research note on Monday, April 3rd. BidaskClub raised ConocoPhillips from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research... 
 

United Community Banks, Inc. (UCBI) Given Hold Rating at Stephens

United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by investment analysts at Stephens in a research report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $30.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock. Stephens’ price target indicates a potential upside of 12.36% from the company’s current price. A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on UCBI. ValuEngine raised shares of United Community Banks from a “hold” rating to a “buy”... 
 

William Hill plc (WMH) Lowered to Sell at Investec

William Hill plc (LON:WMH) was downgraded by investment analysts at Investec to a “sell” rating in a report released on Tuesday. They presently have a GBX 245 ($3.12) price objective on the gambling company’s stock, down from their previous price objective of GBX 279 ($3.55). Investec’s price target indicates a potential downside of 6.63% from the company’s previous close. A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on WMH. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of William Hill... 
 

Celestica, Inc. (CLS) Cut to Neutral at Macquarie

Macquarie cut shares of Celestica, Inc. (NYSE:CLS) (TSE:CLS) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note published on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on CLS. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a sector perform rating and issued a $15.00 target price (up from $13.00) on shares of Celestica in a research note on Sunday, April 23rd. Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Celestica from a sell rating to a neutral rating and increased their target price for the stock from... 
 

Penske Automotive Group (PAG) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.22

News stories about Penske Automotive Group (NYSE:PAG) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Penske Automotive Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 86 out of 100,... 
 

Insider Selling: Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (OESX) Insider Sells $106,658.64 in Stock

Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OESX) insider John H. Scribante sold 80,802 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.32, for a total value of $106,658.64. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OESX) traded down 0.39% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $1.28. The company had a trading volume of 20,778 shares. Orion Energy Systems,... 
 

Gentex Corporation (GNTX) Shares Bought by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY increased its position in Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) by 0.0% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 274,950 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after buying an additional 24 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Gentex Corporation were worth $5,865,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Trust Co.... 
 

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY Sells 2,226 Shares of Equity Residential (EQR)

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lowered its stake in Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 1.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 201,019 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,226 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Equity Residential were worth $12,507,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the... 
 

Westwood Holdings Group Inc. Has $2.08 Million Position in Kelly Services, Inc. (KELYA)

Westwood Holdings Group Inc. lowered its stake in Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:KELYA) by 66.7% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 95,249 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 190,620 shares during the period. Westwood Holdings Group Inc.’s holdings in Kelly Services were worth $2,082,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. AQR Capital Management LLC increased... 
 

Coeur Mining, Inc. (CDE) Rating Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub

BidaskClub cut shares of Coeur Mining, Inc. (NYSE:CDE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday morning. A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on CDE. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Coeur Mining from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, February 21st. Deutsche Bank AG dropped their price objective on shares of Coeur Mining from $10.50 to $9.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a buy rating... 
 

Mallinckrodt PLC (MNK) Rating Reiterated by Wells Fargo & Company

Wells Fargo & Company restated their outperform rating on shares of Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE:MNK) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. Wells Fargo & Company currently has a $83.50 target price on the stock. MNK has been the subject of several other research reports. Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Mallinckrodt PLC in a research report on Friday, June 16th. They issued an overweight rating and a $52.00 price target for the company. Jefferies Group LLC downgraded shares of Mallinckrodt PLC to a buy rating and... 
 

Highbridge Capital Management LLC Takes Position in Entergy Corporation (ETR)

Highbridge Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 272,095 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $20,669,000. A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its stake in Entergy Corporation by 11.1% in the fourth quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 5,257 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued... 
 

Highbridge Capital Management LLC Raises Position in United States Steel Corporation (X)

Highbridge Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) by 1,620.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 38,023 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 40,523 shares during the period. Highbridge Capital Management LLC’s holdings in United States Steel Corporation were worth $1,285,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in X. Russell Investments... 
 

Nomura Holdings Inc. Decreases Position in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX)

Nomura Holdings Inc. reduced its stake in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) by 58.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 4,901 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 6,857 shares during the period. Nomura Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Quest Diagnostics were worth $481,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC increased its position... 
 

Towne Bank (TOWN) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.14 on July 12th

Towne Bank (NASDAQ:TOWN) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 25th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.14 per share by the bank on Wednesday, July 12th. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.90%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 28th. This is a boost from Towne Bank’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. Shares of Towne Bank (NASDAQ TOWN) traded up 0.34% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $29.60. 48,249 shares of the company... 
 

SL Green Realty Corporation (SLG) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.00

News stories about SL Green Realty Corporation (NYSE:SLG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SL Green Realty Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real... 
 

State Street Corp Increases Position in Amphenol Corporation (APH)

State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) by 1.7% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 12,171,868 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 203,486 shares during the period. State Street Corp’s holdings in Amphenol Corporation were worth $866,273,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Nuance Investments LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Amphenol Corporation... 
 

Gili Iohan Sells 7,618 Shares of Varonis Systems, Inc. (VRNS) Stock

Varonis Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS) Director Gili Iohan sold 7,618 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.00, for a total transaction of $281,866.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 60,017 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,220,629. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Gili Iohan also recently made the following trade(s): On Thursday, May 25th, Gili Iohan sold 12,382... 
 

Sealed Air Corporation (SEE) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.37 Per Share

Equities research analysts predict that Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) will announce $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have issued estimates for Sealed Air Corporation’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.35 and the highest is $0.40. Sealed Air Corporation reported earnings of $0.65 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 43.1%. The business is expected to report its next earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. On... 
 

Logan Capital Management Inc. Sells 5,838 Shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI)

Logan Capital Management Inc. cut its position in shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) by 2.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 250,591 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock after selling 5,838 shares during the period. NXP Semiconductors N.V. accounts for about 2.0% of Logan Capital Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 6th largest position. Logan Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in NXP Semiconductors N.V. were worth $25,936,000 as of its most... 
 

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) Stake Increased by Invictus RG

Invictus RG increased its position in shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) by 189.7% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 565 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 370 shares during the period. Invictus RG’s holdings in Alliance Data Systems Corporation were worth $141,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake... 
 

Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. Cuts Position in Foot Locker, Inc. (FL)

Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. lowered its stake in Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) by 4.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 7,883 shares of the athletic footwear retailer’s stock after selling 344 shares during the period. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A.’s holdings in Foot Locker were worth $589,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Foot Locker by... 
 

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. Acquires 341,292 Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA)

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 9.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,008,044 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 341,292 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox were worth $129,821,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other large investors also recently... 
 

Dynamic Capital Management Ltd Has $6.04 Million Stake in Rockwell Automation, Inc. (ROK)

Dynamic Capital Management Ltd boosted its position in shares of Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) by 109.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 38,797 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 20,276 shares during the period. Rockwell Automation accounts for approximately 1.0% of Dynamic Capital Management Ltd’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 18th largest position. Dynamic Capital Management Ltd’s holdings... 
 

AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) Stake Boosted by Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) by 3.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 87,489 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,579 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in AutoZone were worth $63,259,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Alpha... 
 

Telefonica SA (TEF) Cut to “Sell” at BidaskClub

BidaskClub downgraded shares of Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Thursday. Other analysts have also issued reports about the company. BNP Paribas began coverage on Telefonica SA in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. They issued a neutral rating for the company. TheStreet upgraded Telefonica SA from a c rating to a b rating in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. Barclays PLC lowered Telefonica SA from an equal weight rating to an underweight rating in a research report... 
 

Allegion PLC (ALLE) Receiving Somewhat Critical News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media coverage about Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Allegion PLC earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the scientific and technical... 
 

Analog Devices (ADI) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

News stories about Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Analog Devices earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 85 out of 100, indicating... 
 

FirstService Corporation (FSV) To Go Ex-Dividend on June 28th

FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ:FSV) (TSE:FSV) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 16th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.1225 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, July 7th. This represents a $0.49 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 28th. FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ:FSV) opened at 63.03 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $62.33 and a 200-day moving average of $55.98.... 
 

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) Stake Cut by Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley decreased its stake in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) by 1.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 586,158 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock after selling 11,223 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley’s holdings in Pioneer Natural Resources Company were worth $109,160,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of PXD. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its position in... 
 

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) Stake Raised by New York State Teachers Retirement System

New York State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 0.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 169,717 shares of the medical research company’s stock after buying an additional 957 shares during the period. New York State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings were worth $24,349,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other large investors have... 
 

BlackRock Inc. Has $1.54 Billion Stake in O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (ORLY)

BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) by 2,327.8% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 5,692,648 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 5,458,171 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 0.06% of O’Reilly Automotive worth $1,536,105,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in ORLY. Parkside... 
 

Werner Enterprises (WERN) versus Knight Transportation (KNX) Critical Comparison

Knight Transportation (NYSE: KNX) and Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitabiliy, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk. Institutional and Insider Ownership 88.7% of Knight Transportation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.8% of Werner Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of Knight Transportation... 
 

Apache Corporation (APA) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-four ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, fifteen have assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $59.05. Several equities research analysts have recently... 
 

WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC) Position Reduced by UBS Group AG

UBS Group AG decreased its stake in WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:WEC) by 17.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 266,077 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 55,552 shares during the period. UBS Group AG’s holdings in WEC Energy Group were worth $16,132,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of WEC Energy Group by 3.5%... 
 

Prudential Public Limited Company (PUK) Position Decreased by UBS Group AG

UBS Group AG lowered its position in Prudential Public Limited Company (NYSE:PUK) by 9.7% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 134,577 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 14,404 shares during the period. UBS Group AG’s holdings in Prudential Public Limited Company were worth $5,701,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of PUK. William Blair Investment Management LLC increased its position... 
 

Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec Buys Shares of 16,500 Liberty Global PLC (LILAK)

Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec bought a new position in shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LILAK) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 16,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $381,000. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of LILAK. Westpac Banking Corp purchased a new position in Liberty Global PLC during the first quarter worth about $1,412,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its position in Liberty... 
 

SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SCLN) CEO Sells $763,700.00 in Stock

SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCLN) CEO Friedhelm Blobel sold 70,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.91, for a total value of $763,700.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 152,209 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,660,600.19. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Friedhelm Blobel also recently made the following trade(s): On Thursday,... 
 
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